The tradition of loving couples to hang up locks on bridges reached and Nikolaev.
The first "the love lock" appeared on the pontoon bridge through Ingul on June 28 this year. Now there about ten locks weigh.
- Essence of this action that it is necessary to write names of lovers on the lock, date and to fix it on a bridge handrail, and to throw out keys to the river, - Irina tells, her lock already hangs on the bridge. - This ritual symbolizes fidelity and durability of the relations.
For the first time this tradition appeared about 15 years ago, in Italy, after issue of the novel of Federico Mochcha "Three meters over the sky". The main characters of the book decided to fasten the eternal love, having hung up the lock on one of local bridges. Since then worldwide "love bridges" started appearing similar.
For example "love bridges" call Luzhkov Bridge and Patriarchal (Moscow, Russia), Pushkinsky Bridge (Brest, Belarus), "Mother-in-law's" Bridge (Odessa, Ukraine).